The New Guide to North Carolina Beaches

All You Need to Know to Explore and Enjoy Currituck, Calabash, and Everywhere Between

By Glenn Morris

416 pp., 6 x 9, 21 halftones, 39 maps, appends., index

  • Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4696-5173-6
    Published: April 2019
  • E-book EPUB ISBN: 978-1-4696-5174-3
    Published: March 2019
  • E-book PDF ISBN: 979-8-8908-5744-6
    Published: March 2019

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The New Guide to North Carolina Beaches is an invaluable resource for every coastal traveler in the Tar Heel State. This descriptive guide to North Carolina’s coastal counties goes far beyond the basics to showcase all that the seaside has to offer, from beach access points and camping options to aquariums, museums, and other attractions. Glenn Morris also shares informative and entertaining histories of each county, insights into the maritime environment and its wildlife, and useful tips on subjects like the dos and don’ts of beach driving.

·A beach-by-beach tour of more than 300 miles of coastline

·Highlights public access points for beachgoers

·Offers practical guidance for trip planning, whether day trips or weeklong vacations

·Includes detailed maps, contact information, hours of operation, and much more

About the Author

Glenn Morris is a writer living in Raleigh, North Carolina.
For more information about Glenn Morris, visit the Author Page.


"Forget about whatever it is your-cousin's-friend-who-was-there-once says about the North Carolina coast. The New Guide to North Carolina Beaches has all the answers, plus the insight that native Tar Heel and journalist Glenn Morris brings to bear. This work is richly detailed, lovingly written, and easy to use. If you're going to the North Carolina coast, this is your must-have volume." —John Bordsen, travel editor, Charlotte Observer

"Glenn Morris takes us through North Carolina’s three-caped coast, string of barrier island beaches, and much more. With keen insight and a witty writing style, Morris, a native North Carolinian, delivers a book that is a true pleasure to read. I highly recommend it."—Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman (a.k.a. "Dr. Beach"), professor at Florida International University and author of America's Best Beaches